Cassia House


MannaCare Inc.

as at December 2021

Cassia House
371 Manningham Road DONCASTER 3108

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Cassia House Nursing Home

Facilities and Services

Set well off the main road, Cassia House sits in a quiet location with picturesque views of the surrounding area.

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Cassia House accommodates 90 residents across 3 units, in single rooms with ensuites. They offer both permanent and respite rooms.

With many small lounge and dining areas, courtyards, and a home theatre that is a great spot for watching old movies, there are plenty of amenities at hand.

Cassia House has an impressive entrance plaza, which is the central hub of the facility. With various services operating from Cassia House and many visitors, the plaza provides a great place to relax and catch up with friends and relatives over a coffee from an excellent volunteer-run cafe.

Cassia House also offers residents support socially, physically and culturally. A diverse range of activities and outings helps residents remain engaged and stimulated.

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Newly renovated areas and furnishings

  • Ageing in place
  • Personalised and consultative care
  • Appropriate and modern care equipment
  • Skilled & qualified staff
  • Holistic approach to care & wellbeing
  • Memory support unit
  • Cafe
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Cassia House is operated by Mannacare (NFP).

Mannacare have eight values in their mission statement, which also defines how they operate:

  • Professionalism throughout the organisation
  • Respect and compassion for the individual
  • Willingness to operate in an open and consultative way
  • Integrity and adherence to high ethical standards
  • Committment to excellence and continuous improvement
  • Openness to innovation
  • Social justice within the local community
  • Sustainability into the future
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A Brief History of Mannacare

From some paddocks where horses roamed in 1979, today MannaCare helps to support well over 1000 of Manningham’s older people to live comfortable, meaningful lives. It’s an achievement of which they are extremely proud. And it’s all not-for-profit, because it’s all about people.

MannaCare owes its beginnings to dedicated, community-minded people — very much the same situation today.

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A Council report in 1979, called ‘Strategy for the Aged, part 1, Accommodation’, recognised the growing need to expand support services for older people in Doncaster and Templestowe. This was particularly the case for accommodation.

So in 1981, Council began the long process of establishing a nursing home.

A group of committed, far-seeing people selflessly fundraised and formed a board of management. Some were well-known community members, others not; but all worked tirelessly to make affordable, comfortable aged care a reality in Manningham.

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Everyone volunteered their time and skills; that’s the same situation now.

In fact, volunteerism across all Mannacare services, both residential and community care, allows them to provide that little bit extra for residents and their families. Pretty special, isn’t it? Find out more.

Land at 371 Manningham Road was leased from the State Government at a nominal annual rent. With a commitment from Council, on top of the community members’ efforts, Manningham Centre Association Inc. (as MannaCare was formerly known) came to life. Then, in 1982, the Federal Government said it would make a contribution, and approved nursing home accommodation for 30 residents.

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In March 1985, those 30 residents moved into their new home at what was then known as the Doncaster and Templestowe Nursing Home.

They were called Manningham Centre Association, to reflect the amalgamation of Doncaster and Templestowe local governments into Manningham.

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From 30 residents, Mannacare now support over 1000 people, which includes clients of local community care programmes and from that one original residential service, Mannacare now offer a comprehensive suite comprising both residential and community services.

MannaCare has developed into a dynamic resource, distributing support services costing nearly $2 million every month to mostly Manningham’s frail, older people, their family and friends.


371 Manningham Road , DONCASTER , 3108, VIC

Residents: 90

Type: Community Based

MannaCare Inc.

Cassia House
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency

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